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Charlotte plays Orlando, seeks 4th straight home win

April 10, 2019

Orlando Magic (41-40, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (39-42, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte hosts Orlando trying to prolong its three-game home winning streak.

The Hornets are 10-5 against the rest of their division. Charlotte averages 44 rebounds per game and is 24-11 when winning the rebound battle.

The Magic are 9-6 against opponents from the Southeast Division. Orlando averages 45.5 rebounds per game and is 26-14 when grabbing more rebounds than opponents. In their last meeting on Feb. 14, the Magic won 127-89. Terrence Ross led Orlando with 21 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kemba Walker is averaging 25.4 points and 4.4 rebounds for the Hornets. Dwayne Bacon is shooting 48.1 percent and averaging 13.5 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Nikola Vucevic has shot 51.8 percent and is averaging 20.8 points for the Magic. Evan Fournier has averaged 19.5 points and added 3.8 rebounds while shooting 53.6 percent over the last 10 games for Orlando.

LAST 10 GAMES: Magic: 8-2, averaging 117.2 points, 48.8 rebounds, 29.6 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting.

Hornets: 7-3, averaging 112.7 points, 41.5 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 8.7 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points on 49.4 percent shooting.

Hornets Injuries: Shelvin Mack: out (personal), Cody Zeller: out (left knee soreness), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: day to day (personal), Marvin Williams: day to day (foot).

Magic Injuries: Mo Bamba: out (left tibia fracture), Markelle Fultz: out (shoulder/wrist), Timofey Mozgov: out (knee), Jonathan Isaac: out (concussion).


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